Hello Rotarians –
It was a real pleasure to be back at Rotary after holidays in The Kimberley, WA. Not that we didn’t enjoy the holiday – quite the contrary – but the well wishes and genuine interest in our travels made returning a warm and happy experience. For those
yet to visit, the understatement of the year is that The Kimberley is completely different from anything we know in Tasmania and the Eastern Seaboard.
It was also a pleasant surprise upon returning, to welcome Joyce and Philip Ogden as existing Rotarians transferring to our club. We shall welcome Rotarian Joyce and
Philip more formally once transfer details from their mainland club are finalised.
On a sad note, Rotarian Merrilyn Briggs announced her resignation from Rotary, although seeking to retain contact via the Friends of Rotary. Merrilyn has devoted
many years of duty to Rotary on both a local and District level – particularly toward
Youth Services. Rotarian Merrilyn was instrumental in South Launceston Rotary Club visiting Fiji on two occasions to undertake community service projects. We all wished
Rotarian Merrilyn well in her future pursuits.
Although nearing the end of the Rotary year, it remains busy for members and the
Board alike. Last Saturday the Board held a planning workshop to map the year’s events and discuss changes that will benefit the clubs. In addition, at the end of this month will be the change-over dinner, which will see Rotarian Lara Alexandra take over the role of President. The club is in very capable hands as we move to 2021/22.
As always, I look forward to seeing as many Rotarians as possible at the Thursday
dinner meeting.
President Harry